U.S. Navy Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC)'s Ocean QC SSM/I DMSP sea ice concentration retrievals
Entry ID: FNMOC_SSMI

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Summary
Abstract: Sea ice concentration observational data from the FNMOC Ocean QC (Quality
Control) process are posted in near real-time to the USGODAE server. These
files contain all of the unclassified in-situ data used to initialize the US
Navy NOGAPS model, and all of the climate and background (forecast) values used
in the QC process.

The sea-ice concentration retrievals were obtained by the Special Sensor
Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), which is an instrument carried by the Defense
Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) series of satellites. The SSM/I is a
seven-channel, four-frequency, linearly polarised, passive microwave
radiometer. The fundamental quantity measured is the total power received by
the radiometer, which can be converted to the antenna temperatures and
brightness temperatures. The sea-ice concentration is calculated from the
brightness temperatures.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: HTTP data access


Link: GET DATA
Description: FTP data access


Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: SSMI Decoder


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: This data set is part of the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment data
sets. Under FNMOC SSMI data set, information can be found about data
preview options (HTTP generator and FTP Images of most current data) and
SSMI decoder.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: GOSIC provides access to data and information, and overviews of the structure
and programs for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean
Observing System (GOOS), and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS).


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The NOAA Defense Meteorological Satellite Program at the National Geophysical
Data Center (NGDC) -SSM/I Microwave Imager description


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Platform
DMSP >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program    [Information]


Instrument
SSMI >Special Sensor Microwave/Imager    [Information]


Project
GODAE >Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment    [Information]
GOMOOS >Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System    [Information]


Keywords
REAL TIME
IN-SITU
sea ice concentration
brightness temperature


Originating Center


Data Center
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, U.S. Navy, U. S. Department of Defense    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/

Data Center Personnel
Name: FNMOC COMMAND DUTY OFFICER
Phone: (831) 656-4325
Email: cdo at fnmoc.navy.mil
Contact Address:
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
City: Monterey
Province or State: CA
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP, FTP
Distribution_Format: Binary (Decoder source available online)


Personnel
FNMOC COMMAND DUTY OFFICER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (831) 656-4325
Email: cdo at fnmoc.navy.mil
Contact Address:
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
City: Monterey
Province or State: CA
Country: USA


MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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